The Swedish national library has over a long period of time negotiated with OCLC and can now inform that the Swedish national library and OCLC have signed an agreement on use of Creative commons (CC0) for Libris (Swedish union catalogue) data derived from WorldCat.
Similar agreements have been entered into by the national library with the Library of Congress and three European national libraries (British library, French National Library and the German national library).
Certain information may not be covered by the agreement because of intellectual property rights (for example cover materials). In other respects, CC0-licensing provides a more complete support both for Libris libraries’ cataloguing and for parties wishing to re-use and/or build services based on Libris data.
Metadata/Catalog Records: National Library of Sweden Signs Agreement With OCLC Re: CC0 License
Filed by February 14, 2014on